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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone, My 3 year old female is having a bit of an inconsistency in her heat cycle and I wanted to see if this was normal or if anyone else has experienced this. She has gone into heat 4 times, each between 5 and 6 months apart. The first 3 times, it was much more pronounced and by the...
  2. Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hi all, Greetings from Sonoma, CA, where it is 90-100 degrees every day. My 4 year old golden Lucky was really feeling the heat. Sleeping next to the fan all day long and very sad. In an error of judgment, I asked the mobile groomer for a "summer cut" and the groomer clipped Lucky way too...
  3. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    So my golden Harlow is 9 months and went into her first heat 2 weeks ago. Last week she started to urinate more (a few times per walk instead of just once or twice.) Yesterday morning she had a normal walk, however yesterday afternoon when I got home from work, she had urinated inside on the...
  4. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Well, it's finally happened... Sadie's first heat. She's 9 months old. We are planning to spay her after this, probably around 1 year of age. Last week, doggie daycare said that a couple boys were more interested in Sadie than usual, and this morning, I noticed a few little pink/red droplets...
  5. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Excuse the ignorance here but I've only been around a female dog when I was a child and recall little of that time. I've only had males so what I know about females is based on what guide dog protocols are for the female dogs. Which is as they come into heat and during - no walks anywhere, on...
  6. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Just wanted to post this in case it would help someone else. After 8 weeks of diarrhea/runny stools and $800 of tests, meds and two puzzled vets, our Golden suddenly got better. We attributed it to a couple things. We live in Arizona, and Chester is 13 months old. Even though we kept him...
  7. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I'm trying to figure out if we're just being over-protective Canadians or if this is a real concern so perhaps some of the vets on forum wouldn't mind jumping in. Regarding an incident of dogs left alone in a hot car this past Sunday. It's been slightly cooler of late with temps in the 21-24C...
  8. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone! Scout's coming up on 13.5 months old now, and we think she's in her second heat. First complete heat by the look of it. First heat was at 9-10 months, a little discharge (and swelling) but no blood. I've noticed her swelling yesterday and today, and this afternoon we had first...
  9. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    A little background: :wave:I rescued Maisi in August. She was said to have been born in January 2013 and not come into heat yet. Issue: She began bleeding on September 1st and was bleeding until the 27th. Only the last 2-3 days was the bleeding lighter and less frequent. I visited the vet...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 1 yr old has always had the issue of panting hard after playing or being in the heat. I'm noticing it more now and wondering if/when it's a concern. Is this normal in goldens? The temperature could be in the 60s and playing fetch will cause it (only for a short while). The panting is hard...
  11. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have a 6.5 month old golden retriever named Bella and I have some questions about her spaying. I'll also let you all know right now that I'm an amateur when it comes to puppy care and the only pets I've ever owned have been older and already spayed by the time I received them. My first...
  12. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I don't know if I'm worried for nothing, but I'm wondering if there are any conditions that make a dog especially heat intolerant. I grew up in the Arizona desert, and all our dogs were very heat tolerant. We would go walking in the late afternoon year around. I don't recall having any...
  13. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    The past week I have noticed that her nipples have gotten more pronounced. I couldn't even feel them when rubbing her belly, and now I can. There sort of sticking out more. She is a little more dirty down there than normal. So last night we flipped her over and took a warm damp cloth and cleaned...
  14. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Mia was scheduled to be spayed on Monday, but after doing more research today, we're starting to think that we might want to wait until at least she goes through her first heat. We're wondering though what to do with the following things when she's in heat: 1. When we're not at home, Mia is in...
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